Tuesday, August 21, 2018

20 Years Ago on AOL.com: August 21, 1998 -- Aftermath of US Military Strikes and Dow Dips

August 21, 1998: I'm not 100% on the order of the published updates; the first lineup was screenshot off the live site at 11:24am, following up on the prior day's missile strikes against targets in Afghanistan and Sudan. It features the photo we ran the prior day (as well as a stray line break that threw off the table layout a bit):

Next, we have an updated page that was screenshot (also from the live site) at 3:05pm, with a Personal Finance promo referencing a dip in the Dow, and a text spot about the missile strikes:
Some where in the mix, there was an updated promo on the missile strikes, featuring a new image of guy burning an American flag; I'm guessing it was the second promo of the day, as a story update while the Dow dip graphic was being created:
[Series note: In the late 1990s, I programmed the content for the AOL.com home page, which relaunched with a new design on July 14, 1998. I printed screencaps and saved them. 20 years later, I'm scanning them in and posting them with a little commentary under the tag #20YearsAgoOnAOLcom.]

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